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    September 9, 2010
    12:00 - 12:30pm EDT  

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suspicious fires, several fires break out in minutes of each other in baltimore. >> why the investgaters can't rule out arson. hello, i'm don scott. >> and i'm jessica kartalija. here's what people are talking about today. fast moving flames are keeping most of the firefighters busy in baltimore. derek valcourt has the latest or not in fact -- on the investigation. >> reporter: most of the homes here, gutted by the fire and investigators say they belief the wind and the dry weather conditions may have played a roll in the major fires that ripped through baltimore's westside yesterday. >> this is the first of three fires that started within two hours over two city blocks monday afternoon. >> my clothes are smoked up.
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my room, my bedroom's smoked up from the back. >> reporter: we captured the start of the second fire across from the first home. three home rows and the blaze and wind is likely the cause. >> it could have played a factor in the second point. when the initial companies arrived, there was heavy fire and smoke conditions. the embers could have blown on to one of the other homes. >> reporter: 140 firefighters saturated the area and shut down the streets. there's another call two blocks away and arson isn't ruled out. [ indiscernible ] >> they don't know however it's going to travel. >> reporter: several areas are red flagged for dangerous conditions. >> even a dwelling fire, if wind is coming from the fire side, it will push the fire
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through the house rapidly. it intensifies the firefighting efforts when it comes to any kind of fire at all. >> reporter: ten row homes caught on fire and eight vacant and two occupied. no one was hurt. >> now, investigators have the tricky test of trying to find out how they started. they were investigators out here this morning look look at these row houses to see if they could come up with the source of the fire here. no one was injured in the places. we're live in all of the place, derek valcourt, wjz-13. we'll have the latest tonight. a woman found dead on tuesday and now the police are charging her ex-husband with her murder. gigi barnett has the latest on this. >> reporter: good afternoon, don and everyone. the police said all along, they thought that the woman's death
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was suspicious. the firefighters found the body of this dadely and her ex- husband was there injured. it didn't appear she died in the fire and now, the investigators say that white stabbed the woman and set the house on fire. he's recovering from shock trauma and we spoke with the suspect's sister. he said they were trying to reconcile. thank you, gigi. the flames spread beyond the condo and the red cross is assisting other families displaced by the fire. another out break of legion airs disease. two contracted the bacteria that causes the disease. other residents are told not to use the showers until they're tested. it can cause potentially deadly pneumonia. a florida minister says
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he's going through with his plan to burn korans on 9/11. several leaders are asking him to reconsider. here's the report from gainsville, florida with the latest on the controversy. >> reporter: the florida reverend planning on burning copies of the koran on 9/11 says he's not changing his plan. >> we're not convinced that backing down is the right thing. >> reporter: terry jones has 50 followers. and president obama said they should cancel the event. >> this stunt that he is talking about pulling could greatly endanger our young men and women in uniform. >> reporter: the top u.s. commander in afghanistan echoed that message. >> we're concerned that the
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images from the burning of a koran would be used in the same way that exsteamists used other images. >> police here will be keeping a close eye on things saturday. students are planning a counter protest and the city's major called it an embarrassment to the community. >> we believe since they've been denied a burn permit twice, this is illegal and beyond that, this institutes a hate crime. >> reporter: leaders from every states are joining the call to cancel the book burning. >> jesus would never do this. >> reporter: the reverend says he hasn't heard directly from the white house, if he gets a call from them, he would rethink his plan. >> reporter: i'm in gainsville florida, for wjz-13 eyewitness news. the church's website is taken down, he called that a
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violation of his rights. the army is breaking ground on a new military test track today. the facility will be home to a track to use the military's highier speed vehicles. modern ware -- a group of civilian first responders has run here from california. they'll be on maryland soil for the second time today. they touched down briefly earlier. they'll spend the night on charles street and setting off early tomorrow to be at ground zero. today, we 'dealing with cooler, and prettier weather than yesterday. take a live look outside. it's a near perfect early fall day. fair weather clouds are mixed in and we're live with first warning weather coverage, easy
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for me to say, tim. well, it's definitely a good afternoon, weatherwise. nowhere near as warm as yesterday. today, we're around 70 degrees and we're at 72. bringing up the current conditions now. i want to show you, there's a fire threat in the area because of the dry conditions. the dew point and the measure of moisture in the atmosphere is at 46 and making the humidity at 39%. it's dry and with the west, northwest wind, a dry, cool breeze blowing across the region at 16 miles per hour. there's the chance of enhanced fire danger if you're under conditions that could spark anything like that. we haven't had any rain in the past few weeks and the same conditions will persist tomorrow. high pressure will continue to drive the cooler, dry air across the region.
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the weekend looks nice. we'll have the complete updated forecast coming up. ray lewis usually strikes fear into the heart of other team, but that doesn't mean he doesn't smell great, too. >> it takes a lot of hard work, body muscle, love, salt, and beer. old spice, swagger, body wash. [ laughter ] >> he's the newest face of old spice. the ad is posted on youtube. the old spice ads developed a strong following online. he looked good in the bubbles. >> the ravens quick off the regular season. you can watch the ravens and the jets monday night. the special coverage 6:30 live here on wjz-13. and the regular season actually begins today. and sign up now for the profootball challenge.
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log on and choose games each week. match up against our experts and you can win a prize. and we have breaking news from west baltimore now. a man barricaded himself inside one of the gilmore homes off of north calhoun street. the stand off ended and the man is in police custody. we'll have more details when they're available to us. and still to come at noon, texas tornadoes, a series of storms cut a path of destruction through texas. >>ed to braid -- todd brady was in a car crash. how serious was the accident. we'll be back with the first warning weather forecast. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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more crews on the way to fight the colorado wildfire. the blaze has destroyed 130 homes. 3500 people in boulder were told to leave. some may return today, but the weather and fire conditions could worsen tonight and tomorrow. the remnants of hermine moved start north after causing damage in texas.
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one tornado picked up a tractor trailer off of the ground. the driver is recovering at a hospital. and also, in arlington, six flags closed and further south, two motorists were killed. the labor department says that the number of people requesting employment benefits fell this week to 471,000. that's mar than 20,000 fewer than last week. the numbers suggest that the numbers are week, but the economy could continue to grow throughout the rest of the year. investors appear to be happy with this news. the dow is up 69 points a s&p up and nasdaq up 17 points. a scary commute nor tom brady. the probowl passer was driving to practice when he crashed
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into another car. the officials say he was not hurt, he declined med cat -- medical treatment and someone else was hospitalized. the cause of the accident is under investigation. and still ahead on wjz-13's eyewitness news at noon. as you're taking a live look outside, your forecast is 2 1/2 minutes away. and first, here's a look at last night's winning powerball last night's winning powerball ,,,,,,
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everyone knows a fee is a tax. you raised some taxes during that period, particularly the property tax as well as a lot of fee increases. as you know, there's a big difference between fees and taxes. but...they're the same. it's a tax. it's a tax. it's a tax. it's a tax. there's a big difference between fees and taxes. fees and taxes are one in the same. if it comes out of my pocket, it's a tax. now he says it isn't true. we didn't raise taxes. what? still doing the same thing, paying out more money. typical politician.
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my commute home to the eastern shore every night only takes an hour but that's more time than congress spends reading massive spending bills, it's crazy. that's why i wrote a law that requires 72 hours to read every bill. i read the big bills and i said no. no to the $3 trillion budget, no to the bank bailout, and no to the health care bill. at home you would never pay a bill without reading it neither should congress. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message because i'm proud to be ranked one of the most independent members of congress.
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i'm loving this day. >> it reminds you of san diego. that's why you like this. >> if every day was like this -- >> we couldn't afford to live here. >> that's a good point. >> you can feel the shift in the air. we're heading towards fall. it's two weeks from today, on the 23rd. it arrives. and calendar fall, you can feel the chill starting to make its way in. we'll enjoy it though. we'll have the opportunity to put the windows upturn the ac off. and humidity at 39 peculiar. and we had times where the humidity was at 15%.
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that's a west coast type of a forecast. we had lows getting into the 50s and that's a little bit below the average. our average high is 80 degrees an the average overnight low is 59. 29.90 is the barometer reading and we had 55 in oakland and 74 in ocean city and 72 in elkton and hagerstown. everyone in the low to mid-70s winds are substantial. the cold front that moved through yesterday, it's providing the low and high pressure building in. it's the pressure between the systems creating the wind we've seen around the region. 18 miles per hour winds around elkton. the double digit winds have been with us throughout the last few days. the remnants of hermine didn't get picked up by the cold front yesterday. we've had no real rain and we
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don't expect to get much of anything until sunday until we have the next chance of showers. we'll have the low pressure from the west and warm air lifting in by the end of the weekend. and we'll have a chance of a thunderstorm by sunday afternoon and into the evening. until then, we'll have a dry stretch. this is igor. after the 11:00 update, igor is south of the cape verde islands. expect it to move at 6 miles per hour. eventually, it will turn into a category one or two hurricane. it's still about a week to a week and a half out of really land impact. and sunset at 7:24 and small craft advisories into tomorrow afternoon. sunny, breezy and cooler than yesterday. tonight, cold. tomorrow, up to a 75 -- a full day of sunshine, another san diego day. >> my mom is on her way right
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now and i think she's bringing the weather. >> she'll be confused when he lands. >> she'll feel at home. health officials say it's time doctors are forced to get an annual flu time, but it's not just about leading by example. >> wjz-13 is always on. here are the top stories at this hour. for instant updates, go to wjz.com. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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pediatricians are calling for mandatory flu shots for health care workers to protect patients. there's evidence that health care workers have passed on the flu. there could be a benefit to taking a cholesterol drug. it may ward off arthritis. researchers followed patients and those who regularly use the drugs were 40% less likely to develop the painful condition. lots of reasons to check back in tonight. including, do you remember this fatal plane crash? the faa is getting closer to
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pilot rules. one brewery is recalling a product distributed worldwide. join us for these and more today at 4:00 after dr. phil. and stay with us, the five- day forecast i i,,,,,,,, ,,
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well, today, we're looking at temperatures until the 70s. 75 tomorrow and sunshine on through.
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the first chance on sunday afternoon. we're looking at 77 degrees and 82 and 80 on monday and tuesday's election day, doesn't look like weather will be a factor on getting folks to the poll. >> yeah, the primary. don't miss the lineup at 10:00 and. it's the meant list and then, eyewitness news at 11:00. and thank you for watching eyewitness news. >> i'm jessica kartalija. >> i'm jessica kartalija. >> ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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